Again I had a chance to visit this intriguing country (see elsewhere in my blog http://www.clemenssuter.com) – but as I was quite busy, I couldn’t take a lot of photos. Some impressions below.
There aren’t many old buildings in Qatar; due to the profit created from natural gas, many new skyscrapers are being built.
Sound advice, and not only for people that live in a desert.
We visited an extraordinary Persian restaurant, beautifully decorated. There were a dozen waitresses and waiters – not a single one from the same country. Qatar has 2.5M inhabitants, and only 10% are actual Qataris. The rest are migrants from every conceivable country.
Even more skyline. An accident happened close to my hotel: a tree fell over. This may sound absurd, as Qatar is usually not associated with an abundance of trees. It did cause considerable ruckus: dozens of men surrounded the tree and gaped at it in shock and horror.